Posts Tagged Obituaries

Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1993 file photo, Eric Clapton, left, Ginger Baker, center, and Jack Bruce, members of the 1960s rock and roll group Cream, pose during the induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Los Angeles, Ca. British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died. He was 71. A statement released by his family on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 said “the world of music will be a poorer place without him but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts." Cream, a blues-oriented power trio that also included guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker, sold 35 million albums in just over two years and were awarded the world's first ever platinum disc for their album “Wheels of Fire.” Bruce wrote and sang most of the songs, including "I Feel Free", "White Room," "Politician" and ''Sunshine Of Your Love." (AP Photo/Chris Martinez, file)

LONDON (AP) — Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world.

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Father of country star Reba McEntire dies

File-This file photo from 1995 shows Reba McEntire, right,  and her "daddy" Clark McEntire having a laugh with members of the media prior to induction ceremony at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.  A post on the singer's verified Twitter account Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, says Clark McEntire passed away Thursday night in Coalgate, Okla. (AP Photo/The Oklahoman, Jim Beckel, File)

COALGATE, Okla. (AP) — The father of country music star Reba McEntire has died in Oklahoma.

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John ‘Bull’ Bramlett dead at 73

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — John “Bull” Bramlett, a former professional football and baseball player who was nicknamed the “Meanest Man in Football,” has died. He was 73.

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Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe’s body

Jim Thorpe’s body will stay in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago after a federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a ruling that could have resulted in his reburial on American Indian land in Oklahoma.

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Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

In this Oct. 13, 2011 file photo, Oscar de la Renta attends the Cinema Society premiere of "The Skin I Live In" in New York. The designer, De la Renta, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs.

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